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Economic Indicators

Instrument 11/03/2015 1 year ago
Call Rate 7.30 8.10
5 yrs GSec 7.30 8.92
10 yrs GSec 7.74 8.76
Bank rate 8.75 9.00
PLR 11.00/15.75 1.00/15.75
Deposit rate 8.00/8.75 8.00/9.25



A chequered year, a test of mettle ahead

Anurag Thakur Business Standard takes a look at, who went up and who came down politics


This education cannot be watered down

Water and culture go together. Water shortage is not about mere failure of rain. It is about the failure of society to live and share its water endowment

Demonetisation's enduring damage

Demonetisation is still hurting India's monetary stability, and govt/RBI have been unusually poor stewards of the macro-economy

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